Texas Kids Read gives free book to underprivileged children in Title 1 schools in the Austin area. For many of these children these are the first books they will own. We have three distribution days. In the Fall the students receive two books for the holiday. Just before Spring break they receive one book. In May they shop for 5-8 books each to take home for the Summer.
By having books to read over the Summer our goal is to help the students retain their reading level when they return to school in August.